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Listed Buildings your obligations

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There is no specific duty on property owners to maintain their buildings in a good state of repair. However, the Local Planning Authority does have powers to take action if it considers that a historic building has deteriorated to the extent that its future...

What are private rights of way over land

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Often, access to agricultural land requires a right of way over someone else’s neighbouring land or a private road/track which has not been adopted by the Highways Authority. A right of way is an easement. This is a right for one landowner to use...

Prescriptive Easements

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An easement is a right for a third party to use someone else’s land for a specific purpose. If you have been continuously or regularly exercising a right for at least 20 years (such as a right of way, a right of access, or a right for service media to...

Five key benefits of registering your farmland

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Unregistered land is land which is not registered with the Land Registry. In order to prove ownership, the owner of the land must produce historical title deeds which are complex and can sometimes be ambiguous. The Land Registry estimates that approximately...

Leasehold Reform - making home ownership fair and more secure

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On 7 January 2021, changes came into force which enable leaseholders to extend their leases by up to 990 years without the need to pay any ground rent. There are currently approximately 4.5 million leaseholders in the UK who face paying high ground rents...